Trench Coats 3 (For Cold Weather)

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Trench Coats for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: For Cold Weather

Quote of the day: “To me, the worst fashion faux pas is to look in the mirror and not see yourself.” Iris Apfel

If it’s really cold outside, you may not think about grabbing a trench coat for warmth. It all depends on how heavy your coat was made, and the activities planned. I know that many of us wear a coat just to get from point A to point B. But there are certainly times that we are hanging outside for an extended period of time. And I’m sure you could layer tons underneath the trench if you still wanted to wear it!

So for these outfits, I added in some extra accessories for warmth. I wore a hat, Nancy donned some gloves, and mom put on a scarf! If you missed the other two categories, we wore these same trench coats for warmish weather, here, and cooler weather, here.

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: This really could be a perfect outfit to hide a ton of other layers under it! I’ve been known to wear a silk, long underwear shirt and turtleneck under this sweater tunic. Then I’m also wearing my leggings which can easily hide a pair of hose or tights! Furthermore, my OTK boots keep me truly warm with another pair of socks in them!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

I just picked up 3 of these leaf brooches on our recent trip to Michigan to visit my bestie! They were only $2 a piece, so I couldn’t resist!!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

I thought I’d add in a small scarf as a bracelet for a little print in the outfit! And these are my newest boots—another pair of OTK. My other pair has heels, so I wanted a flat pair. I was thinking I’d get grey until I saw this olive green pair!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

I took off that matching belt of the trench and added a wider one with elastic for more of a shaping silhouette!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Coat: Shein (similar here in black or here in yellow)~~Leggings: Style & CO (similar here)~~Sweater: Elie Tahari for Kohl’s (similar here)~~Boots: Charlotte Russe (here)~~Belt: (similar here at quite the investment)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Brooches: (similar here 3 in 1)~~Hat: Jack & Lucy from my Popsugar Must Have Box, see the Instagram post here (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s colder weather outfit, I knew we’d grab some boots too! But I went with her ankle boots and ankle pants instead.

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Nancy wore these trousers for our Ankle Pants series (feel free to check it out here, here & here). I hadn’t tried pairing the pants with brown before, so I thought it’d be a good experiment.

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Since the object was to make an outfit with the trench coat, I felt like it’d be fun to add the necklace on the outside of the coat. I thought the design on the necklace mirrored the print in the pants from afar!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Pants: J.Jill (similar here)~~Jacket: Forever 21 (similar here)~~Turtleneck: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Boots: Franco Sarto (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here with jewles)~~Gloves: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom’s trench is now a heavy winter coat. We zippered in the removable extra lining & left on the collar! And considering it’s super long, you could almost use it as a blanket!!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Charlotte’s wonderful daughter (that’s me), knitted this scarf for her a couple Christmas’ ago! It’s a small infinity scarf, so it’s best put on when you know you don’t need to take it on and off a ton! If you’re a knitter, here’s the pattern on Ravelry!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

My mom made the black skirt! She found this fabulous, large zipper in Hong Kong when she was travelling! Then she created the skirt to showcase the zipper by making it go diagonally! And yes, the zipper does work!!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Coat: (similar here or here with lining & a hood but shorter)~~Skirt: Mom made it (similar here with the zipper straight)~~Sweater: (similar here)~~Boots: (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here more embroidered but pretty)~~Scarf: I knitted it (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks to you all for following along—it makes my day! 

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Here’s some traditional length trench coats if your coat closet is bare. I also looked for a some that were different colors than the classic tan (the Macy’s one comes in other colors)

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Thumbs up for all of these cozy, pretty trench looks. I LOVE your leaf pins and can’t believe what you paid for them. They are beautiful. Nancy’s necklace looks so nice on her trench. The last picture of Charlotte is my favorite. It shows the coat and scarf so nicely.

    • I can’t believe I rarely wore pins before blogging, Kathleen!! They seem like such a perfect accessory now that I’ve been trying to wear them more!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Love the layers! And of course you would be wearing yellow! Ha, ha. Looks fabulous. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Of course—obviously I have a problem with yellow!! But at least it’s not a boring color right?

  • It’s a tie, you all win for favorite this week and you all look so cozy with all the layers. Jodie, those boots in olive are fantastic, your mother looks like a rock star, and Nancy’s is so chic. Thanks for the another great series and for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rena!!

  • Keri Roberts

    Your winter accessorized outfits look great!! I like the scarf as a bracelet, very neat detail.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Keri!
      For some reason my husband does not like it when I wear my little scarf like this—but I find it fun!!

  • What a fabulous variety of trench coats! I love how you styled yours with the leaf pin and wide belt. The mustard color is already suited to fall, but your accessorizing takes it to the next level! And I adore Charlotte’s trench with the luxe fur collar. So glamorous! I’m in the market for a winter coat, and I hadn’t really considered a trench. But seeing this post, I’m realizing the styling potential. I could have a lot of fun with pins and accessories to make it my own.

    <3 Liz

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love having distinctive and fun coats—and now that you’ve moved, you definitely need something warmer than what you are used to wearing, I bet?
      I’ve always loved the idea of a lining that is removable to make coats more versatile!!

  • The Style Crone

    Staying warm in Colorado never looked so good! The three of you really know how to wear a trench coat! Thanks for sharing with Hat Attack Jodie. Your chapeau looks fantastic!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Judith!!

  • Mary Kalpos

    Wow Jodie, you all look so great. Love the colors and the shapes. And your mom is always the star! The zipper is so cool. And I love that you defy the stereotype of the staid woman. Where I live most women dress in a very serious fashion even if they are going to the supermarket. There is no need to be like that we can have fun with our outfits and your blog is the perfect example of this.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      At least the women where you live dress to go to the supermarket Mary!! It kills me when women are in the sloppiest of clothing out in public!! I understand comfort to a degree, but let’s be proud too!!
      I used to be way more serious when I was working. But through this blogging venture, I’ve learned that fun is a great way to approach life—both in fashion and in thoughts!!
      Thanks for the kind words!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Sheela beat me to the punch! I was going to say you three look fit for your roles in Dr. Zhivago! So lovely and elegant and wintry!! I like the touch of adding the necklace to the outside of Nancy’s coat–otherwise it hides until she takes off the coat. And that zipper–too cool!!!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Luckily it hasn’t been that cold here….yet!! But at least we looked the part!
      I think I’m going to use that trick of a necklace over the outside of a coat if we ever attend one of those outside events. Like the parade of lights at the zoo or something!! Why not dress up the outside of our coats, right?

  • I think all three of you look incredible, Jodie, like Russian Tzarinas 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, lord knows we’d need even more layers if we lived in Russia, huh?

  • You ladies never fail to inspire me! No woman, no matter her age, should be dressing frumpy with all of you ladies as inspiration. Keep it up! Jodie, I love that yellow vest on you. I can think of so many ways for you to wear it in different looks but you’ve probably already thought of all of them!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such a nice sentiment Julia!!
      I haven’t come up with a lot of ideas for this yellow vest yet—I need to play with it with other items in my closet. But feel free to expound your thoughts about it—I tend to get in a rut with how I’ve already worn it!!

  • Vanlun

    Hi, Jodie
    You all look beautiful in your winter outfit. I love your yellow wrap coat with those beautiful brooches. I love fall and winter but I don’t get much of that living in FL, but it’s always nice to see what is trending. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the kind words Vanessa!!
      Feel free to come visit us in Denver in the next couple of months—you’ll have all of the cold weather you ever wanted. 🙂

  • You all look great in your winter wear! Totally crushing on Charlotte’s beautiful blue coat! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cielo!!
      It does go to show that some basics are great for so many years!!

  • All that talk of layering…and my constant hot flashes 😉 has me sweating to death! I’m loving those leaf brooches. What a deal!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hilarious Darlene!!
      See…another good reason to live here—the cold & snow helps with those hot flashes!!

  • Anna Parkes

    Jodie, I had to hunt this post down as I had a sneak preview on instagram. I love anything yellow and this trench is right up my street! Your OTK boots work so well with this too. (Am I ever going to find a pair that work for my stumpy legs, I wonder?) You look adorable my dear friend x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhh….we are birds of a feather Anna. Yellow is my favorite color too. I mean, how can one be unhappy when they are wearing such a bright and cheerful color?
      As for the OTK boots—-you do realize I am only 5’2″, right? So my legs could be considered stumpy also….and I really lucked out with this pair—they were only $25!!
      Thanks for the kind words, and happy Sunday!

  • Love all the looks! That yellow vest is soooo cute!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Stephanie!
      The yellow really stands out I have to admit!!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    I love all 3 looks! I’m especially loving Charlotte’s blue coat!
    Adi xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Adi!!
      My mom will be so pleased you said that!!

  • Love the blue coat!! Very winter chic:)! Xx Susanne –

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Susanne!!

  • Oh, Jodie, I’m loving all three styles!!! Very well put together! Love the three leaf brooches, great find! xo

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Luci!!
      I have been surprised at how much I love wearing brooches lately—and to think, I thought they were so old fashioned just a couple years ago!!

  • mummabstylish

    Love this post, I think your colour combination is super. I’m going to dig my 80’s trench out to see if it fits – lol and is suitable for this season! Jacqui

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You absolutely should dig it out Jacqui!!
      And we want to see it too!!!
      Thanks for the love and happy weekend!

  • Laura

    These outfits are all so winter chic! I really like Nancy’s booties with ankle pants and those longer gloves look so nice with her coat too! The wider belt you chose Jodie, is perfection! Great idea for all those layers, too. I use many of those tips and it helps and no one is the wiser!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!
      It’s true that no one has to know the layers are there. In fact, my mom has asked many times, “aren’t you cold in that outfit” on certain occasions. And I’ll usually have way more layers than she realizes!!

  • Joy Shiness
    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Joy!!

  • Judy Gramith

    You all look so cute and cozy!!
    Yoir yellow trench/long vest is quite versatile and gets cuter with each post Jodie. I like the way you’ve styled it here a lot. Your hat is really cool!!
    Nancy is all set with the longer line gloves that work with the jacket. I would put a scarf at the neck and with those pants practically any color scarf will work!
    It’s pretty clear from her smile that Charlotte loves her beautiful trench. She looks great in it. This coat is so classic that I think she needs to find blue boots to go with it!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jude!!
      Mom’s coat definitely is a classic–she’s had it for years!
      Nancy usually would wear a scarf, but we’ve actually been having the hottest October here in Denver–so i tried not to kill her with heat stroke—-ha ha!!

  • Loving the yellow trench!!! It will brighten up the gloomiest of days for sure!


    Tamara –

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Exactly what I was thinking Tamara!!
      And I certainly can’t really get lost in it–ha ha!

  • I love trench coats and am actually on the hunt right now for one. Love all the layering!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura—well now is the time to get one—it seems like they are everywhere!!

  • You all look so fab in these trenches and the layers with bright colors!! Have a wonderful weekend ladies!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Marta!!
      Happy Friday!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Well now , you’ve turned that sleeveless trench into a look much like a sleeveless dress and turtleneck look that is so on trend right now! A great trio of looks, you ladies are rocking the trenches.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hah…I didn’t even think of it that way, Tracey!!
      Thanks for the kind words!!
      Have a great weekend!!

  • HJ

    Ughh I’m so jealous at how fantastic all of you ladies look! Love your style!! Thank you for sharing!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so nice of you to say!!
      Happy Weekend (and I’m sure you look fantastic too!!)

  • Jodie, I love all of the accessories you added to these lovely outfits with trenches. Every trench looks stylishly put together. Love those leaf pins, the gloves and the scarf you made. A woman of many talents!
    have a great weekend
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jess!
      I must admit that knitting is my creative outlet just like sewing is to my mom—however, it takes me a lot longer to finish a project!!
      Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend!!

  • Love how you all have transitioned these through the week cooler and cooler. Your heavier pieces paired with them today makes the ideal cold weather look. Have a great weekend!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Amy! It was fun to see if the same items really could work for different temperatures!

  • This is adorable!! Happy weekend!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz!!

  • I love a trench!!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jaymie!!

  • I always like the way you choose the jewellery. That leaves-brooch is incredible!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Olya—I’ve always loved leaf jewelry, so when I saw these individual brooches, I thought they’d look great together!!
      Happy Friday!

  • And while I am in your mothers closet , for the flowerpin😉, I also steel that skirt! Mynoh my, Insaw it and said to myself:don t tell me she made that skirt herself! I wish I was het daughter……. she wouldn t have a thing hanging in her closet!😂😂😂😂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny how I never appreciated the fact that my mother sewed when I was a kid! I always wanted the name brand things instead!
      But I have grown to realize what a gift it is!!
      I do steal from her closet occasionally—but I also have too much in mine–ha ha!!
      Thanks for the kind words, Nancy & happy weekend!

  • That hat looks amazing on you Jodie and I love your brooch. Have a nice weekend.

    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma—I’ve been loving hats lately!!

  • Queen of Rods

    Three great looks. As always, I am intrigued by your mother’s sewing genius…that zipper is awesome! Nancy’s outfit looks adorable on her, and your olive green boots are amazing 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Janet!!
      My mom just loves creating her own designs!! She gets a couple of sewing magazines that give her lots of inspiration—don’t you sew also?

      • Queen of Rods

        I do sew, Jodie, that’s how I recognize your mother’s talent 🙂

    • Charlotte Miller

      Thanks for the comments on the zippered skirt. It does function but it’s not the
      opening for getting into skirt. I have found it uncomfortable to wear dancing,;since it hits my knees when fast dancing. I’ve gotten a lot of wear out of it since making it almost 15 yrs. ago.

      • Queen of Rods

        Now I’m not only in awe of your skirt, I’m envious that you get to go dancing in it! That skirt had to be very fashion-forward fifteen years ago when you made it, and still looks trendy. Amazing 🙂

  • Love all these layered looks! The bright colors are so beautiful too. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous women here with you.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Katherine!
      I am a sucker for bright colors–(like your red trench)!!
      Happy Friday!

  • Suzanne Dennis

    I enjoy your blog more and more as time goes on. And, can I just say, your mom has the grace and beauty of a classic movie star who maintains her charm throughout the years!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a nice way to greet the morning Suzanne—thanks for that nice comment!
      As for my mom—I forward your words over to her, and I’m sure that’ll put a spring in her step today!!!

    • Charlotte Miller

      As, Jodie said–that was a lovely comment-Thank you so very much.